Priorities, Quotations, Goals and Such

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule,

but to schedule your priorities. ~ Stephen Covey

 

Schedules and Planning. Organizing and Prioritizing.

At times it can all seem so, so, spell bounding.

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule,

but to schedule your priorities. ~ Stephen Covey

 

Schedules and Planning. Organizing and Prioritizing.

At times it can all seem so, so, spell bounding.

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Wordless Wednesday

Double wave flowers.Image via Wikipedia








 

"Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity."

Lindley Karstens




With fall clearly in the air, I am going to miss the flowers. I get a hanging basket for Mother's Day that is usually the Wave Petunia's. I so enjoy dead heading and smelling the aroma.

We have a steady influx of Hummingbirds, flittering around between the petunia's and the butterfly bush.

I am so going to miss this.

It is so relaxing to sit in the early morning and early evening and smelling the sweet scent as the gentle breeze brings it to me as I sit on the porch. So heavenly!

The heat has all but burnt my geranium and petunia's this year, we still get the aromatic benefits, just not as strong.

I do hope winter doesn't last to long or maybe it can fly by quickly, so I can again sit and be surrounded by the gentle chemist of God's loving aromatherapy.

 

 

Double wave flowers.Image via Wikipedia








 

"Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity."

Lindley Karstens




With fall clearly in the air, I am going to miss the flowers. I get a hanging basket for Mother's Day that is usually the Wave Petunia's. I so enjoy dead heading and smelling the aroma.

We have a steady influx of Hummingbirds, flittering around between the petunia's and the butterfly bush.

I am so going to miss this.

It is so relaxing to sit in the early morning and early evening and smelling the sweet scent as the gentle breeze brings it to me as I sit on the porch. So heavenly!

The heat has all but burnt my geranium and petunia's this year, we still get the aromatic benefits, just not as strong.

I do hope winter doesn't last to long or maybe it can fly by quickly, so I can again sit and be surrounded by the gentle chemist of God's loving aromatherapy.

 

 

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In Times Of Great Stress

"In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy into something positive."
― Lee Iacocca 

 

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I've been known to do this, get mad and DH, cleaned out the flowerbeds. Get mad at DH, scrubbed the bathroom. Missed the heck out of DH being gone for 2 weeks at flight school, organized basement.

This is a very personal, visual way to do something positive to overcome an obstacle. It sure beats, getting in an argument and having to say your sorry when the other guy did something wrong, or had no control over the situation.

I think the world would be a better place if more people could follow this.

I'm sorry, not in an apologetic way, in a well...get over it way.

If you think about it, this is the only way to not do something to make the situation worse. how do  you think God takes something bad and uses it to make something good come of it?

I got ya thinkin' :o )

Have a Blessed Day!

 

"In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy into something positive."
― Lee Iacocca 

 

Image via Wikipedia

I've been known to do this, get mad and DH, cleaned out the flowerbeds. Get mad at DH, scrubbed the bathroom. Missed the heck out of DH being gone for 2 weeks at flight school, organized basement.

This is a very personal, visual way to do something positive to overcome an obstacle. It sure beats, getting in an argument and having to say your sorry when the other guy did something wrong, or had no control over the situation.

I think the world would be a better place if more people could follow this.

I'm sorry, not in an apologetic way, in a well...get over it way.

If you think about it, this is the only way to not do something to make the situation worse. how do  you think God takes something bad and uses it to make something good come of it?

I got ya thinkin' :o )

Have a Blessed Day!

 

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…from seed to blossom, from blossom to fruit.

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I enjoyed watching "Little House on the Prairie" as a girl, and shared the reruns with my kids. About a year ago, I found out Melissa Gilbert had written her memoir, Prairie Tales, and I couldn't pass up reading the book. It is not flowery in the telling of her story, nor embellished with smut. I thought it was pretty down to earth under the circumstances. She had this poem at the beginning of the book, it is sooo inspirational.



Dawna Markova

I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
Of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
To allow my living to open me,
To make me less afraid.
More accessible,
To loosen my heart
Until it becomes a wing,
A torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
To live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom
And that which came to me as blossom,
Goes on as fruit.



During this time period, we as a family had been through a lot of disturbing things. We were being ostrisized by our families, my husband had been through several job changes due to the "downsizing of America", 2 kids that had to be hospitalized, unfortunately the list does go on.

I have always know that God was leading me on the paths I had taken. So I knew no matter what everyone else thought, I was and am following God's will. Not unlike anyone else, when you listen to all the demeaning remarks and being treated like you are less of a person because you don't fit into their mold, I did start to question my beliefs and actions. Reading this poem reminded me that, I am significant and that my seeds are beginning their blossoming phase.

Matthew 7:17, 18, 20 (New American)
Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.
So by their fruits you will know them.
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I enjoyed watching "Little House on the Prairie" as a girl, and shared the reruns with my kids. About a year ago, I found out Melissa Gilbert had written her memoir, Prairie Tales, and I couldn't pass up reading the book. It is not flowery in the telling of her story, nor embellished with smut. I thought it was pretty down to earth under the circumstances. She had this poem at the beginning of the book, it is sooo inspirational.



Dawna Markova

I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
Of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
To allow my living to open me,
To make me less afraid.
More accessible,
To loosen my heart
Until it becomes a wing,
A torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
To live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom
And that which came to me as blossom,
Goes on as fruit.



During this time period, we as a family had been through a lot of disturbing things. We were being ostrisized by our families, my husband had been through several job changes due to the "downsizing of America", 2 kids that had to be hospitalized, unfortunately the list does go on.

I have always know that God was leading me on the paths I had taken. So I knew no matter what everyone else thought, I was and am following God's will. Not unlike anyone else, when you listen to all the demeaning remarks and being treated like you are less of a person because you don't fit into their mold, I did start to question my beliefs and actions. Reading this poem reminded me that, I am significant and that my seeds are beginning their blossoming phase.

Matthew 7:17, 18, 20 (New American)
Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.
So by their fruits you will know them.
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My Take On The Mommy Wars

"It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy."   ~ George Lorimer









One has to wonder, with the on going debate, SAHM vs Working Mom what is the motivation to debate? What are we really debating?

Being a SAHM  my work is viewed everyday. Yes, those of you that look for your approval, acceptance, in your work are not traveling in my work place. Nor am I in yours. I have a plan not unlike your business plans, project teams, boards, etc. Mine is my home, my family and my business is growing, productive, worthwhile, genuine people. 


My commodity...is more precious than any single item on the market that money can buy. 

Personally, I have no idea how you do it. You get up, get youself and your children out the door, on to the sitter, school, whatever your situation. Then off to your work. You all have a variety of what it means to "Get your day/work started. You put in a full day, that could be an office, a factory, retail business these are just off the top jobs that I can think of. Then your day starts going in reverse. Mine at this time is similar. 

Each individual family will have "their routine". Are you an activity burdened family? By that I mean, some families from both walks of life have their kids in sports, music, 4-H, etc. This is something I found to be very difficult with my situation. My husband is often not home on any given night, no chance to say you go here, I'll go there. At this point, in my home, I run into the difficulties of the single parent.


I get my laundry, grocery shopping, meal planning, mommy time, etc done while my children are at school. I'm not competing for me time while the kids are competing for mommy time.

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. -Chinese Proverb


Loving how you are, wherever you are, is mostly about accepting yourself, not what others think of you. The only opinion of my life that matters is the one God has left for me with St Peter at the gates of heaven. 



"It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy."   ~ George Lorimer









One has to wonder, with the on going debate, SAHM vs Working Mom what is the motivation to debate? What are we really debating?

Being a SAHM  my work is viewed everyday. Yes, those of you that look for your approval, acceptance, in your work are not traveling in my work place. Nor am I in yours. I have a plan not unlike your business plans, project teams, boards, etc. Mine is my home, my family and my business is growing, productive, worthwhile, genuine people. 


My commodity...is more precious than any single item on the market that money can buy. 

Personally, I have no idea how you do it. You get up, get youself and your children out the door, on to the sitter, school, whatever your situation. Then off to your work. You all have a variety of what it means to "Get your day/work started. You put in a full day, that could be an office, a factory, retail business these are just off the top jobs that I can think of. Then your day starts going in reverse. Mine at this time is similar. 

Each individual family will have "their routine". Are you an activity burdened family? By that I mean, some families from both walks of life have their kids in sports, music, 4-H, etc. This is something I found to be very difficult with my situation. My husband is often not home on any given night, no chance to say you go here, I'll go there. At this point, in my home, I run into the difficulties of the single parent.


I get my laundry, grocery shopping, meal planning, mommy time, etc done while my children are at school. I'm not competing for me time while the kids are competing for mommy time.

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. -Chinese Proverb


Loving how you are, wherever you are, is mostly about accepting yourself, not what others think of you. The only opinion of my life that matters is the one God has left for me with St Peter at the gates of heaven. 



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